The most famous quote in the movie, "The Paper Chase", would have to be
when Kingsfield says, "You'll come in here with a scull full of mush and leave
thinking like a lawyer."
This movie should teach a high school student that going to college
demands a lot more than the "easy street" they've been riding in high school.
The movie teaches that you need to be able to put up with the arrogance
of the rich and uppity people that attend an Ivy League school. They are very
expensive and most students come from wealthy families.
"The Paper Chase" teaches the viewer that law school is very stressful;
it is a way of life not just going to school; and you must have what it takes
just to survive law school.
The things I liked most about Mr. Kingsfield was well organized, and
that he was a difficult teacher. Difficult teachers usually make you learn for
The only things I didn't like about Mr. Kingsfield were that he was rude
to his students and that he didn't remember anyone's face without the seating
The name, "The Paper Chase", most likely came from the pursuit of
receiving a diploma in law. All of the students strived for their diplomas
throughout the movie.
Hart possessed many characteristics that helped him be successful at
Harvard. Among these were: endurance, will power, and respect for his
I liked Ford best out of all the students. He had most of the
characteristics needed to survive Harvard, but also kept his sense of humor. [continues]
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